I have felt unwell for about 5-6 months. I have put on weight even though my diet has not changed. I feel freezing cold or sweating hot. My fingers tingle and I have numbness in several of them. I am dog tired even though I sleep. I am so emotional and the slightest things cause me to burst into floods of tears.I am so constipated it's ridiculous, and my nails are breaking off. My father has an under active thyroid so I thought I should get it checked. I went to my gp who arranged blood tests. Whilst I was waiting for the results a goitre came up on my right side. I was sent for an u/s and fna. It came back as a 3.5 graded solid mass which I have arranged to have removed. They don't think it's cancer but can't be sure. I was seen by the endo he said none of my symptoms were to do with my thyroid as the tsh levels were normal but he said the mass needed to be removed so reffered me to an ENT guy. I asked for them and was given the TSH levels for the two separate blood tests I had recently and the T4 and that's all they tested. I have been told by the ent surgeon that removing the goitre will have no affect on my symptoms.
So before the goitre my results were TSH 4.96 T4 9.1
After the goitre came to TSH 3.4 T4 9.6
So if this is all normal why do I feel so unwell? I am at my wits end trying to get someone to listen to my symptoms not just look at the test results. My hair is now falling out when I brush it. I'm 49 not 89!!
Can anyone help me. The goitre is being removed on 7th August.
Thanks for reading see my photo of the goitre. You can see how rough I feel. Not my best photo